Brendan Rodgers’ betrayal of Celtic still doesn’t sit well with many in the Parkhead fanbase.
Despite Celtic entering a crucial stage of their campaign last term, Rodgers quickly left when an opportunity arose to manage in the English Premier League. Fortunately, the Hoops had Neil Lennon available and willing to come in and see the job through.
But Rodgers’ swift departure has been a huge source of controversy amongst the Celtic support. Many just won’t forgive him, as he refused to wait until the end of last season to make his move.
Rodgers, however, has been trying to justify the move. Speaking in the Daily Record, the Leicester boss has laughably claimed that the move has worked out well for everyone.
“I’ve said it many times, it was incredibly difficult. It was a really tough call from a personal perspective and a professional one because my relationship with everyone at the club was great form the boardroom to the dressing room.
“But perhaps now people will have a better understanding of why I made the choice to go when I did.
“OK, the timing wasn’t ideal for many people but I felt the club was in a really good place, the players’ mentality, everything around the club was healthy. I think it’s worked out well for both parties.”
Celtic didn’t benefit because of Rodgers’ departure
Rodgers seems to be saying that the move has been great for everyone. And, of course, Celtic have continued to improve under Neil Lennon. However, that improvement has come in spite of Rodgers’ departure, not thanks to it.
Once again, the Leicester manager is either refusing to face the truth or is genuinely so oblivious to it.
You can’t take a look at Leicester’s form this season and think that more people will understand why you left. Success on the pitch has nothing to do with why fans are angry.
Rodgers continuously stated his love for Celtic, and hinted on many occasions that he wouldn’t be interested in a swift return down south (The Scotsman). This is why supporters are furious with Rodgers. He gave us false hope and was happy for us to believe that he wouldn’t leave at the first offer.
He speaks about the decision being a really difficult one. However, for us supporters, his journey down to England couldn’t have been more swift. The speculation didn’t run on for days.
So once again, Brendan’s words will likely fall on deaf ears. He can sweet-talk the club as much as he wants, but at the end of the day, he left us in the lurch for his own personal gain.